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Northeast to host youth drone camp at Norfolk and South Sioux City

Northeast to host youth drone camp at Norfolk and South Sioux City

NORFOLK, NE - Kids will have the opportunity to take to the skies and become junior drone pilots at a camp being offered this summer at Northeast Community College campuses in Norfolk and South Sioux City.

Drone Camp will meet Wednesday through Friday, June 5-7, at Northeast’s Norfolk campus, and Monday through Wednesday, June 10-12, at the South Sioux City extended campus. In both locations, campers may choose from a morning sessions, which runs 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., or an afternoon session, which runs from 1-4 p.m.

The camp is suitable for students nine to fourteen years old.

In this hands-on learning experience, aspiring drone pilots will build their own drones to keep, learn how to fly them and earn their Junior Pilot Wings.

Activities include a basic overview of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rules and regulations; drone simulators, including a drone racing simulator participants can download to their own computers; and a fast-paced search and rescue mission where participants must use maps, drones and teamwork to deliver items. Participants will also learn about the components of a drone and compete in a race to assemble one of the top-selling drones in the world.

Cost of the camp is $120.

To register for Norfolk sessions, visit

To register for South Sioux City sessions, visit

For more information, contact Dawn Smith at Northeast’s South Sioux City extended campus at (402) 241-6400 or For the Norfolk campus, contact Shawn Tillotson at (402) 844-7298 or



ATTACHMENT: Drone Camp logo. (Courtesy Northeast Community College)